Managing My Anger

Many people need to control their anger by learning not to let it out. They can take anger management courses.My anger problem is keeping it all in. I never know when it's safe to let some of it out. And I don't think they have courses for that.Why do I need to let my anger out? Wouldn't I be happier and life be easier if I were pleasant and agreeable all the time?No. There are reasons I need my anger, and need to express it....more

Anger Management

There are a lot of things that elicit negative emotions from me.  I bitch-slap them all under the category of "Anger Management".  I think my actual management of these is about 50-50 but that might be wishful thinking.  (Wishful thinking is an anger management technique, by the way,  "power of positive thinking" and all that crap).  I have read all the self-help, practiced mindfulness, counted to 1000.  I have taken drugs, prescribed and otherwise, to calm the hell down....more

How To Meditate the Easy Way

"How can I learn how to meditate?" Every day we are asked that question by clients and participants of our anger and conflict management classes.  New articles sprout daily describing the benefits of meditation. But where do you start? Most major religions have some sort of meditation, or meditative prayer practice, but is that going to give you the same beneficial effects you've been reading about?...more

Getting Someone on Your Side Sometimes Means Meeting Them Halfway

Last night, I had an actual “good parenting” moment. They come so rarely, I simply had to document it in case it never happens again. At dinner, my husband and I were trying to talk to each other about our days. He was trying to get Kaylee to eat her dinner, which she would only do while sitting in his lap. Zach was sitting next to them and kept distracting her. We repeatedly told him to stop and just sit facing the table....more

I Never Knew I Was Bruce Banner


Why We Shout in Anger

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled and asked.'Why do people shout at each other in anger ?'Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'...more
 @momwithadot Yes!  I love stories that open us up like this—to deeper truth.  You have a great ...more

Just Add The "D"

There's two sides to every story...This is mine Here is my post for this week - you can also follow on Facebook at ...more

Let Your Best Self Carry the Relationship Day!

You’re going along hunky-dory through your day. You’ve had the occasional work-challenge: a co-worker who was late with their side of things, so you had to scramble. Your boss laid an unexpected deadline on you – yikes! - but you rose to the occasion and handled the situation with a good attitude....more

Be Thankful for Your Anger

by Gina Simmons, Ph.D....more

Life Happens In Route

Life happens in route... by Carmen Dinorah written on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:47pm; posted on BlogHer on Thursday, November 11, 2010 Sitting in this airplane for the last two hours is enough to make anyone scream. The weather in route to my destination is really bad so they are holding us here until it clears up a little. It's hard when you can't really see a cloud in the sky to understand what's ahead of you....more